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SKI JOBS IN THE USA

America is the kind of country where people visit once for a holiday and the keep on returning year after year. If skiing wasn't attractive enough by itself, skiing in the USA takes it to another level completely. Flights are not as expensive as they used to be, so getting to America need not cost the earth. But if you want to stay for more than a couple of weeks you need a job. As already mentioned, you cannot just go over there and ask around for casual work. Not if you want to do it legally anyway. You need a contract of employment and all the necessary paperwork if you want to avoid being packed back onto the plane before you've even left the airport terminal. Most people who work a season in America have the paperwork arranged by the company who is employing them, but check this on their websites, or when you get invited to interviews.

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Snowboard Instructor Courses


Snowboard Instructor Courses
Ski Company: Snow Trainers
Snow Trainers offers some of the best courses in the industry with a team of experienced and qualified staff, we are sure to make your adventure with us the best experience it can be.

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Ski Company: EA Ski and Snowboard
Over 2000 qualified ski and snowboard instructors, a 99% pass rate, a great reputation & 25 top resorts across the globe! EA Ski and Snowboard training offers selected courses at the best rates in the industry. Training, exam, accommodation, lift pass, a guaranteed job offer and MORE!




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Looking for the ultimate winter Gap Year? Want to get paid to ski (or snowboard) AND get a qualification? EA Ski & Snowboard provide full training and a guarantee instructor job... Whats the catch? You just need to be a motivated, personable and reliable team player with a passion for sno
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Ski Instructor Course

Ski Instructor Course

Improve your technique and get everything you need to start working as an instructor with a Snow Trainers ski instructor course in either NZ, USA or Japan. 8, 11 and 12 week Level 1 and 2 certification courses with early bird discounts available now!
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Choose to train with us in NZ, Japan or the USA and experience amazing powder snow, expert tuition from coaches who are also examiners for SBINZ. 8, 11 and 12 week Level 1 and 2 certification courses setting you up as a qualified snowboard instructor.
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Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2017

PGL is recruiting PEAK SEASON SKI REPS to accompany our school groups on their ski trips to Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, Andorra, Czech Republic, Spain, and USA during the main school February half term and Easter holidays in 2017.
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Working a ski season in USA

Do you need a visa: Even before the trouble in 2001, the United States have
been strict about who can and cannot enter the country. Unless you want to be
branded an "illegal alien", working a season in the USA requires a valid work visa.
For more information, please see our visas article here:
www.bestskijobs.co.uk/articles/visas.php

Do you have to learn another language:
No, English will get you through the average day on an American piste. Indeed their love of British accents will act as a positive bonus for you, but make sure you plum it up Hugh Grant style else they will mistake you for an Aussie.

So where can you work? Basically almost everywhere, but if you are looking for the best skiing, the best night life, the busiest resorts and the best snow conditions, then you should be thinking about the resorts of the Rocky Mountains, including Veil, Aspen and the wonderfully named Powderhorn. Colorado may be USA's skiing Mecca, but one of our favourites is Mammoth Mountain in California's Sierra Nevada range - it is a year round resort, but when the snow falls it's massive three and a half thousand acres offer everything from snowmobiles to cross country skiing on an average thirty three feet of snow per year(!) It seems America really do manage to do everything bigger than the rest of the world.

So what is it like to live and work in an American ski resort?
After you have your work visa the mountains are your oyster. There are resorts in a large number of the fifty states and the most popular resorts attract people with lots of money to spend. Businesses have sprung up in their hundreds to take a cut of this lucrative hobby. People holiday on the slopes, but big American cities are never far away, so day trippers turn out in huge numbers too. This all means that you should be able to find plenty of work options, especially in service industries like restaurants, hotels and bars, though you have to be quick as most fill up by the start of the summer, and with near record unemployment in the USA, competition from locals is currently higher than it has ever been.

Both skiing and snowboarding are very popular in the USA. If you want to instruct, then the US qualification is called PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America). While holding this qualification may give you an advantage, it is still perfectly possible to work and teach skiing in the USA with the qualification of a different country. Be sure to read our article about getting the right qualification on this page: www.bestskijobs.co.uk/articles/ski-snowboard-instructor-qualifications.php. Another point to add, and something that will go in your favour, the majority of your clients will be English speaking, which will give you an advantage over some of our European neighbours who may not have English as a first language.

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